PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2016: Maria Costello receives her 500cc race award from Mick Grant at the Classic TT prize presentation.

Name: Maria Costello MBE
Nickname: Elvis
DOB: 09/06/73
Hair : Blonde
Eyes: Green
Home Town: Spratton, Northampton
Occupation: Motorcycle racer, PR Agent & public speaker.
Hobbies: Cycling, snowboarding, swimming
Favourite Race Bike: Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin ‘pizza race bike’
Racing Hero: Steve Hislop, David Jefferies.
Ambition: Continue to race varied motorcycles all over the world.

Just back from racing at Philip Island in Australia, Maria is the leading female road racer, Maria has been a regular competitor at the NW200 over the past decade and has competed at all of the international road race meetings.

She will be back in action at the NW200 in 2019.

Maria has also been a leading figure in encouraging other women to take part in racing, organizing women only track days at Donington and Silverstone.